Vision Quest Photo Workshops






guatemalawkshpMother and Daughter, Antigua, Guatemala

Art Workshops in Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley 
October 29 – November 7, 2015

Only 1 space left!

Join us in exploring the mysterious, exotic Mayan world of Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The stunningly beautiful colonial town of La Antigua, the artistic center of Guatemala, will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, ancient ruins, music, food and culture. Continue for more info…

zenwkshpNewYork08_001_1New York Open Center, New York, NY
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
November 14, 2015

Integrate your spiritual practice with your artistic or photo practice. This special one-day workshop is about expanding the experience of awareness through photography and integrating our spiritual practices into our artistic practice. Done together they can strengthen one another. If you’ve been to Doug’s previous workshops consider it a ‘tune-up’. If you haven’t been to one of his workshops, here’s a chance to come and see what the fuss is all about! This one day could change your photography forever and deepen your creative path. Continue for more info…



hawaiiwkshphawaiiHamakua Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
February 3-13, 2016

This is not your parents Hawaii. This is an incredible journey to the old authentic and indigenous Hawaii and not the pre-packaged tourist version. Even if you’ve been to Honolulu and Waikiki on the Island of Oahu please join us because you have not seen or experienced anything close to this Hawaii. Some highlights will be a trip to the lava flow on the island’s active volcano, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, wandering through old plantation villages, Buddhist temples, ancient stone spiritual grounds and meeting and hanging out with with some of the islands many artists and photographers. Continue for more info…


chinaThe Linden Centre
Yunnan Provence, SW China & Shangri-La, Tibet

Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
March 17 – 30, 2016

Workshop is full!

This is an amazing journey to a beautiful, ethnically diverse corner of China that still has very few Western tourists. We stay at the stunning Linden Center, which has won numerous awards for both service and level of accommodation, as one of China’s best boutique hotels. Then we move on to Shangri-La in Tibet, where we stay at another spectacular hotel next to the second largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa. The setting is spectacular and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime rich. Continue for more info…

Chicago Botanic GardenChicago, IL
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
May 20-22, 2016

This weekend workshop will be about making, not taking, photographs by nourishing a deepening in our heart/soul/self and then bringing that awareness into our photo making process. It is not about making ‘pretty’ pictures or ‘postcard’ like records of one’s travels. It is about making a deeper, more authentic connection to the land, then learning to express that connection through our photography. Continue for more info…

dramaticportraitbadlandsJesse in the Badlands, South Dakota
Badlands of South Dakota
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
May 26-30, 2016

Whether you are a very experienced people or figure photographer or you are a complete novice who has never worked with the nude, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with the figure in the landscape in a supportive, non-sexist, non-competitive environment. Continue for more info…

1207Maine024_1Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine  
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
June 19-25, 2016

You do not have to practice, or even understand, Zen to join us for a powerful week of exploring new ways of seeing and making photographs that come from a more personal and intimate place, using spirituality as creative force. Continue for more info…

emotionalwkshpBull_Festival10_4_18001_1Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 3-8, 2016

This workshop is not about making ‘pretty’ pictures or ‘postcard’ like records of one’s travels. It is about making a deeper, more authentic connection to the land, then learning to express that connection through our photography. The Omega Institute, located in beautiful Rhinebeck in the hills of Upstate New York, was founded in 1977 on the holistic view that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Continue for more info…

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 15-25, 2016

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

TaoofPhotographyAndersonRanchAnderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley and Andrea Wallace
August 22-26, 2016

Revitalize your vision while exploring relationship to subject, camera and self. Learn to deepen visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making images that are more personal and meaningful. Our photography becomes more powerful by cultivating simplicity and developing the power of intuition. We learn to become visually stronger by becoming more in touch with our inner selves, then use that awareness to deepen the connection with our chosen subject.  Continue for more info…

japan Kyoto, Japan
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley 
October 10 – 20, 2016

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In honor of Doug’s milestone birthday, he invites you to celebrate with him in his favorite place on the planet, Japan, for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We meet in Kyoto, the ancient capital and heart of old Japan. As we wander through old streets and mysterious alleys, make images in Buddhist Temples, Zen gardens and Shinto Shrines, our images reflect on the surreal world of inner calm and tranquility. Continue for more info…





Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin
1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN
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Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center is available for individuals or small groups of up to 6 people for personal retreats, private workshops or an Artist’s Residency. Or have a custom workshop for you or your group created by Doug. This beautiful, very private, north woods setting rests on the banks of the Trade River, a designated trout stream and protected waterway. Continue for more info…


Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoWith Douglas Beasley
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Currently full. Please contact us to be considered for the next available opening.

Invest in your artistic growth and move your career forward with a custom-designed Mentorship. Focus your creative vision, develop your photographic talents and advance your artistic and career goals with a mentorship. Continue for more info…


Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoTrade River Retreat Center, NW Wisconsin
Or at your chosen location…
with Douglas Beasley
Contact studio for available dates

Invest in your artistic growth and move your art forward with an intensive one-on-one private or small group workshop. Custom design your workshop together around your needs and desires for growth based on a holistic approach, examining all aspects of your creative process. Continue for more info…

visionquestassignmentvqcards A Deck of Photo Assignment Cards
for Personal, Artistic and Spiritual Growth

A deck of 36 beautifully designed and printed cards, with a unique photo assignment on the back of each one, housed in a nicely designed box and printed on recycled paper. Photo Assignment Cards give daily, weekly or monthly photo assignments whenever and wherever you need them. Continue for more info…